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VOLUNTEER

Help Each Other Out.

To have a strong village, we stand together to build a community we can rely on. At the Seacoast Village Project, we are all members. Some of us volunteer to support their fellow Village members and the Village organization.

Village volunteers fall into three categories: Village Builders, Program Support Volunteers and Direct Service Volunteers (which include drivers).

  • Village Builders work “behind the scenes” by managing phones, writing grant proposals and making our technology work. Six teams are led by a board member responsible for coordinating volunteer activities.
  • Direct Service Volunteers work directly with our members both in the community and at their homes. These volunteers undergo formal interviewing, background checks and training before they help our members. Volunteers who drive require additional credential checks.
  • Program Support Volunteers help with program set-up and clean-up, running registration tables or helping with mailings.  

The strength of our Village depends on having engaged and equal relationships with each other. Our Village runs on volunteers who:

Are part of a team: there's always back up if your schedule changes and you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment.

Set their own schedule and follow their interests: Volunteers decide how much and in what way they want to help. You can always decline an opportunity–either because it doesn’t fit your schedule or you don’t feel comfortable with the task.

Have clear boundaries: Village Volunteers can drive, run errands, and help with yard work. But we know that licensed professionals are better suited to filling medication boxes, providing personal care or helping people who need full assistance to transfer in and out of chairs and wheelchairs. 

Current volunteer opportunities:

Village Builders

Join our new Member Application Team! Work the Member Application Manager to respond to member interest inquiries and conduct new member phone interviews.

Help welcome and orient new members once their application has been completed and received; and respond to ongoing member questions or inquires; and help to maintain member files as part of the Member Services Team.

Looking for volunteers from each cluster area to help with member outreach and respond to member questions.

Help us expand our preferred provider database! Work includes making calls to recommended vendors, completing datasheets and entering information into our database program.

Direct Service

Member Service Team is looking for two people to help with telephone outreach (responding to calls from members and from people who are interested in joining), and people to help with errands in all three service areas (Portsmouth, Exeter and Dover areas).

Drivers wanted: Do you love to drive, have a valid driver's license and your own vehicle? The this is the volunteer position for you! The Village carries insurance that covers our member volunteer drivers and their personal vehicles used to provide rides to other members. In addition to the formal interviewing, background checks and training that all direct service volunteers undergo, volunteers who drive require additional credential checks. Interested drivers should be prepared to provide copies of their current driver's license, car registration, car inspection certificate and the declarations page from their personal auto insurance.

Program Support

Hospitality: Do you have some pent up hosting energy after the last year and a half? Then consider joining our team of hospitality volunteers. As our calendar of in-person events expands, volunteers are needed to help with set up and clean up at Carey Cottage and other locations around the Seacoast.

Couriers wanted to deliver documents and supplies to Village members (e.g. membership materials to new members, newsletters and notice to active members who aren't online) and distribute newsletters and other Village informational materials to local community agencies.

Ready to be part of our volunteer team? Interested members should complete the Volunteer Interest Form.